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OROVILLE DAM...TRUST YOUR EYES ONLY...LEAK CONFIRMED. How to fund infrastructure fixes: Tax hikes or rearranging spending priorities? Gov.

How to fund infrastructure fixes: Tax hikes or rearranging spending priorities?

Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators are pitching a transportation-tax proposal they depict as the only means to fix California’s crumbling roads, freeways and bridges. One would be hard pressed to find any policy maker in California who doesn’t bemoan the state of the state’s infrastructure, but the question always revolves around how to pay for it, and Republicans complain there are other ways to fix the current mess. The Democratic plan, which received its first committee approval on a party-line vote Monday, would raise $52.4 billion over 10 years through a variety of tax proposals.

A Ten-Year Perspective: California Infrastructure Spending. Introduction One of the basic functions of government is to provide the public infrastructure—land, streets and highways, buildings, and utility systems—that is integral to delivering public services, fostering economic growth, and enhancing the quality of life.

A Ten-Year Perspective: California Infrastructure Spending

The state and local governments in California have developed an immense inventory of public infrastructure. As shown in Figure 1, the state's infrastructure includes a diverse array of capital facilities associated with such programs as water resources, transportation, higher education, natural resources, criminal justice, health services, and general government services.

In addition to the state government infrastructure investments shown in Figure 1, the state historically has provided some funding for local public infrastructure: K–12 schools, community colleges, local streets and roads, local parks, wastewater treatment, drinking water, flood control, and jails. Figure 1 Major State Infrastructure. What you need to know about California's road-repair bill. Here is how Gov.

What you need to know about California's road-repair bill

Jerry Brown and top Democrats in Sacramento propose raising and spending $52.4 billion over the next decade to fix California’s roads: $24.4 billion by increasing the gasoline excise tax 12 cents a gallon $200 million from an annual $100 fee on zero emission vehicles beginning in 2020 $7.3 billion by increasing the diesel excise tax by 20 cents a gallon $3.5 billion by increasing the sales tax on diesel fuel to 5.75 percent. Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 25, 2017 ( Dane Wigington ) California Passes the Country's Strongest Regulations for Antibiotic Use in Livestock. By Andrew Amelinckx on October 15, 2015 Late last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed the country’s most stringent law regulating the use of antibiotics in livestock—one that goes beyond federal regulations—banning the use of antibiotics used in human medicine and those used solely for growth promotion.

California Passes the Country's Strongest Regulations for Antibiotic Use in Livestock

The new law, Senate Bill 27, which also has oversight and reporting components, takes effect beginning January 1, 2018. Obama Administration Pushes Delta Water Tunnel Project. SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The Obama administration is pushing for progress on a California water project before it leaves office.

Obama Administration Pushes Delta Water Tunnel Project

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued an executive order Wednesday directing federal wildlife officials to release a preliminary environmental opinion on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed water tunnels by Jan. 17. ALSO READ: Massive California Environmental Report Supports Delta Water Twin-Tunnel Plan Brown wants California to build 35-mile-long water tunnels to pipe Northern California’s water to central and Southern California. The order means the project could clears one preliminary hurdle before Obama leaves office Jan. 20. Brown says the tunnels would ensure a more reliable water supply for central and Southern California farms and cities. California Newspaper Archives 1846-2016.

Northern California - GeoCurrents. The Mendocino Marijuana Economy As mentioned recently in this blog, organized criminal activity supposedly accounts for seven percent of the total value of goods and services produced annually in Italy.

Northern California - GeoCurrents

But that figure is nothing compared to the illicit economy of Afghanistan, where a 2007 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report argued claimed that opium accounted Introduction: Cultural Diversity and Political Division in Northern California For the next several weeks, GeoCurrents will examine California, particularly the northwestern quarter of the state. Our interest in California derives from several sources. California Map Society.

Possibly the most grandiose vision of the realm The State of Jefferson is so interesting there are at least two books about it.

California Map Society

Stanton Delaplane, a newspaper reporter from the SF Chronicle, followed it all, wrote a series of colorful articles on the rebellion, and earned the Pulitzer Prize that year for his reporting. An active organization continues though a bit tongue-in-cheek. In October 1941, the mayor of Port Orford, Oregon, Gilbert Gable, announced that the Oregon counties of Curry, Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath should join with the California counties of Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc to form a new state, later named Jefferson. State of Jefferson 51 declaration petition formation.

PLAN B - Mark Baird explains. Ark Midnight #29– The 51st State of Jefferson within the Union of the USA - Part 1. Defending the Religious Exemption to Vaccination - NVIC Newsletter. Posted: 6/28/2016 2:44:57 PM | with 15 comments By Barbara Loe Fisher To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.

Defending the Religious Exemption to Vaccination - NVIC Newsletter

Every summer, Americans celebrate the 4th of July to mark the day in 1776 when the American colonies agreed they would no longer be ruled by an aristocracy. State and local GMO bans declared legal in Pacific Northwest – (NaturalNews) Bans on genetically modified crops imposed by state and local governments in the Pacific Northwest are perfectly legal, meaning that there is nothing the federal government or Big Food and Monsanto can do about it, a federal appeals court has ruled.

State and local GMO bans declared legal in Pacific Northwest –

As reported by The Daily Astorian, federal statutes do not preempt or otherwise prevent local governments from banning GMO crops that have already been deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to the ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A panel of judges decided to overturn an earlier ruling which held that Maui County in Hawaii was not permitted to ban commercialized GMO crops in 2014, because the local ordinance was preempted by federal rules governing biotechnology. ‘Far-reaching practical effects’ The Cannifornian - California cannabis news, business, health, culture.

Big Pharma Paid LGBT Groups and Others That Opposed California Drug-Price Ballot Measure. San Francisco’s two competing LGBT Democratic groups — the leftist Harvey Milk Democratic Club and the centrist Alice B.

Big Pharma Paid LGBT Groups and Others That Opposed California Drug-Price Ballot Measure

Toklas Democratic Club — rarely agree on contentious economic issues. But both groups announced in September that they would be opposing Proposition 61, the high-profile initiative to lower drug prices. A letter from the two groups claimed that Proposition 61 “will not lower prescription drug costs” and that the decision to jointly campaign against the initiative was reached after “careful consideration.” Unknown to many activists in the city, this act of political camaraderie appears to have been rewarded by the pharmaceutical industry, which cut each club a $5,000 check from a fund set up to defeat the drug price initiative. Methane-producing microbes in California rocks. Deep in vents on the ocean floor, methane-producing microbes feed off chemical reactions between water and rock.

Now evidence of this process has been found on land in a freshwater spring in California. A team of scientists report in a new study that they have found evidence of hardy, methane-producing microbes in water that surfaces from deep underground at The Cedars, a set of freshwater springs in Sonoma County. Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Contaminated ‘All Segments’ of the San Francisco Bay. By Nick Hankoff Berkeley, CA — Monsanto and its ancillaries are facing another lawsuit over pollution caused by their manufactured chemicals. A 6-0 vote by the Berkeley City Council last week prompted an official complaint demanding the conglomerate pay for a cleanup of the PCB-compromised San Francisco Bay. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) were almost exclusively produced by Monsanto from 1935 to 1977, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

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EMERGENCY ALERT - Los Angeles Earthquakes And Gas Leaks. California Law Allowing Government to Seize Legal Guns Goes into Effect January 1st. By Claire Bernish Beginning January 1, gun regulations in California will give authorities the right to seize a person’s weapons for 21 days if a judge determines the potential for violence exists. After a shooting rampage perpetrated by Elliot Rodger in May 2014, the bill was proposed as an “emergency restraining order” option for families concerned their loved ones may act out violent urges — if they persuade a judge that loved one’s possession of a firearm “poses an immediate and present danger of causing a personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having it in his or her custody or control.”

In other words, the “law gives us a vehicle to cause the person to surrender their weapons, to have a time out, if you will,” Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michael Moore told a local NPR affiliate. Unstoppable California Gas Leak Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill. By Claire Bernish Methane gas continues spewing, unchecked, into the air over southern California from a fractured well to an underground storage site — at such an alarming rate that low-flying planes have necessarily been diverted by the FAA, lest internal combustion engines meet highly volatile gas and, well, blow the entire area to hell. This is, indeed, the biggest environmental catastrophe since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010; and for now, there is no way to stop it. This methane disaster is worse than can be sufficiently described in words, because while it’s estimated well over 100,000 pounds of methane spew into the atmosphere every hour, the leak can’t be halted, at least until spring.

Even then, that stoppage depends entirely on the efficacy of a proposed fix — which remains a dubiously open question. “The enormity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. WTF IS GOING ON IN CALIFORNIA? THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO YOU WILL EVER SEE ABOUT CALIFORNIA. Public Lands Slated for Deforestation and Monsanto Herbicide Spray Ignites Community Outcry. 10th December 2015 By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World In a move that defies logic by authorities in the field, an area in Northern California, United States, has received federal funding to implement an “ environmentally catastrophic plan to eradicate Eucalyptus, Monterey Pine, and Acacia forests on the public lands and parks of the East Bay.”

In Sacramento There’s a Library of Things That Lets You Borrow Tools, Instruments and More. 600 Earthquakes Shake California In Recent Weeks, Big One Coming? Thermonuclear missile launch near Los Angeles is final sign of World War III on the precipice... US, China and Russia all escalating covert attacks in run up to global war. Pot from Above: San Francisco Entrepreneurs to Deliver Weed By Drone Using Bitcoin. California Mayor Detained by Homeland Security, Forced to Hand over Electronics and Passwords. Climate Engineering, El Niño and the “Scheduled Weather” for the Coming Winter in The US. Disaster Declarations for California. California Bill Bans Police from Getting Grenade Launchers and Tanks from Feds. First US School District To Serve Organic, GMO-Free Meals. California governor says people who don't buy into climate change agenda are genetically inferior 'troglodytes' California’s Fracking Wastewater Full of Toxic Chemicals.

California Touts Aggressive Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases. California Secretary of State. California Shrugged: No One Knows What's Up With Frack Water. California Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Police Clears Senate Committees. House Backs Monsanto and BANS GMO Labeling. Roseville Human Trafficking Warning : No Housing Bubble? Man Rents out Tent for $1000 a Month in CA. Senator Pan recieved bribes equal to twice the average American income to push mandatory vaccination law. Asset Forfeiture Reform Activists Mobilize as California Assembly Takes Up Bill. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEOS YOU WILL EVER SEE ON AGENDA 21. ITS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. CA Governor Jerry Brown Being Recalled By Furious Grassroots Movement.

This is Agenda 21 California - Government Driving Folks off Their Land. THE END of the California Orange. Fracking Waste Injection Wells Put Millions of Californians at Risk of Increased Earthquakes. Vatican speaker and California Governor in push for massive depopulation... talk of 'Planetary Court' and removal of 6 billion people under new 'Earth Constitution' and 'World Government' West Coast of North America to be Slammed by 2016 with 80% As Much Fukushima Radiation As Japan Washington's Blog.

The Plan To Burn Up Northern California & more bad news. Leuren Moret: Jade Helm, Homeland Security, Domestic Pacification, Mind control & the Bigger Picture. Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries. Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Collapse of California and Ultimately the U.S. Filthy Rich! Senator Feinstein's Family to Receive $1 Billion from Government Deal! California’s SB277 Eliminates Vaccine Exemptions & Destroys Personal Beliefs. California county routinely kidnaps thousands of babies without any warrant or reason, lawsuit claims. Petition to Split California Into Six States Gets Green Light. The State of Jefferson Moves One Step Closer to Reality. Chemtrails and Aluminum Oxide - Chemtrails Spraying and Aluminum Oxide - ALUMINUM OXIDE Chemtrail Information - Stop Chemtrail Spraying in California!

Unprecedented Mass Die Offs as Pacific Ocean “Turning Into a Desert” Off California Coast. California Goes Dark. California land mass sinking at record rate as farmers desperately drill new wells to use up ground water. California's SB277 mandatory vaccination bill passes Senate committee after votes rigged, public testimony silenced. Are New Vaccine Mandates Designed to Target the Poor? Tests planned on mysterious 'milky rain' in U.S. Pacific Northwest.

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